China's spatial disparity within the context of industrial production efficiency: A macro study by the data-envelopment analysis (DEA) system

Christopher S.P. Tong

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Abstract

Regional disparity and production efficiency are two important and closely related issues in contemporary China. These issues are closely related because the increased degree of disparity in development across the provinces in recent years can, to a large extent, be attributed to the disparity in production efficiency across the provinces. The objective of this study is to re-examine China's production efficiency at the macro level by using the data-envelopment analysis system (DEA). Findings of this study suggest that pure technical industrial production efficiency across the provinces had, on average, deteriorated in 1991 when compared to the beginning of the reform period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Economic Journal
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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